8 SRCs in 5 minutes

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  1. Rob Ast

    Rob Ast Active Member

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    That's right, I caught 8 SRCs in 5 minutes today, largest pushing 19". Only catch was, no rod was involved as this was on a day out with the Bainbridge Island near shore beach-seining survey. One haul of the 100ft seine right next to the Manchester fuel dock brought in 8 fat SRCs. from 156-383cm. No sea lice on any of them. Other sights garnered a large number of surf smelts, some nice starry flounder, tube snouts, bay pipefish, several sculpin species (staghorn, padded, and sharp nose), a midshipman, a large pile perch, multiple shiner perch, and a few other random fish. Also saw the early arriving wintering birds including a few loons, some long-tailed ducks (aka oldsquaw), Harlequins ducks, lots of scoters (surf, white-winged, and black), western grebes, common muirs, pigeon guillemots, and lots of cormorants. There were lots of gill-netters out in Puget sound, including one in Agate pass. All in all, a nice day on the water.
     
  2. Peter Pancho

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    ah man, you got me all excited there rob.
     
  3. Keith Hixson

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    I can't reel in that fast. Using 4X leader. :D
    It is fun when they are hitting.
     
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    Sounds like a great day at the beach!

    Those were some exceptional cutthroat. I have never seen one anywhere near that size of those fish -LOL

    Tight lines
    Curt
     
  5. Ed Call

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    Dirty netter.
     
  6. Bob Jones

    Bob Jones Still truckless now farther away

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    Great Rob , What an oportunity to see that much wildlife in one day. Thanks for the post! Happy fishin!!!
     
  7. Rob Ast

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    Got me there curt - cm/mm - its all metric to me ;)
     
  8. Banzai

    Banzai FFing and VWs...Bugs & Bugs

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    Yep, Curt beat me to it. I would have liked to see that 10 foot long SRC!
     
  9. Richard Torres

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    Now that was funny.

    Rob, did you take any pics of the fish? Pretty cool to see all of those birds out there too..
     
  10. Rob Ast

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    Richard, unfortunately not. Usually we're working as fast as possible to minimize trauma to the fish. Also, didn't have my camera anyway.
     
  11. orangeradish

    orangeradish Bobo approved

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    I agree. Another fishery going down the tubes due to netting. (Hiya, Rob! How's feeshin?)
     
  12. sroffe

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    That's right! Even makes the gear guys look good.:rolleyes: